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Hospitals inflate price of some services by 20 times or more, study says
Stephen FellerBALTIMORE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Huge price markups at hospitals, with some as large as 20 times the actual cost, are based on increasing revenue simply because they can, researchers say.
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School districts in central Maryland had slightly higher than average rates of absenteeism
Nearly all the counties in central Maryland had slightly higher than average percentages of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report. And in Baltimore more than a third of students missed enough days to endanger their long-term academic...
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New developers of Old Town Mall site provide first glimpse of plans
After years of planning, the developers of a site near Old Town Mall unveiled a broader plan Thursday that they say would tap into a market created by nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital and help weave the neighborhood back into the fabric of the city. The proposal, which would create more than 2.2 million...
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William McC. Kerr II, construction company executive
William McC. Kerr II, former president of Concord Associates and a decorated Vietnam War veteran, died Aug. 31 from progressive supranuclear palsy at his Towson home. He was 72. The son of John T. Kerr Sr., a civil engineer, and Dora Preston Kerr, a homemaker, William McConkey Kerr II was born...
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New surgery technique at Hopkins gives teenage aneurysm patient chance at a normal life
Brianna Atkins was supposed to be playing in the opening game for her California high school's soccer team in January 2015 when she was overcome by a massive headache. She was rushed to the hospital, where emergency room staff told her it was probably just the flu. But her mother, whose brother...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Hypertension Cerebral aneurysm Aneurysm Atherosclerosis Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgery Neurosurgery Johns Hopkins
Henrietta Lacks family divided over HBO movie
A day after the eldest son of Henrietta Lacks admonished HBO for an upcoming movie about his mother and the use of her cells, a second son threw his support behind the drama starring Oprah Winfrey that will air next month.David Lacks Sr. was among a group of family members who issued a statement...
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Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration
On the day that the Henderson-Hopkins school opened its doors to let children in, Crystal Jordan marveled at its light-filled rooms, curving stairs and interior play areas.She couldn't believe her family's good fortune. In a city with so many struggling schools, her fifth-grade daughter was entering...
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Career pivot is ultimate test of self-reinvention
Like many people at various points in their careers - even the most successful - he had asked the question: Can I reinvent myself?
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State, city begin demolishing vacant housing in East Baltimore
East Baltimore residents remember when the Broadway East neighborhood was thriving — full of families and businesses, children and shops — before an exodus began after the riots of 1968.On Friday, they gathered to watch state and city officials tear down properties in the 1700 block of N. Chester...
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Robert B. Harrison III, lawyer, dies
Robert B. Harrison III, a lawyer and former chairman of the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals, died Sunday of cholangiocarcinoma, a rare form of cancer, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The longtime Roland Park resident was 76. The son of Robert B. Harrison Jr., a hotel executive, and Chesley...
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UMD president says 350 on campus affected by Trump's travel ban
Some 350 people from graduate students to visiting scholars at the University of Maryland, College Park, are affected by the Trump administration's federal travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, university president Wallace Loh said Tuesday. Loh weighed in on the controversy with a statement...
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Man, 39, stabbed to death, others hurt in city shootings
A 39-year-old man was stabbed to death, and four men were injured in shootings — two of them at the Horseshoe Casino — in Baltimore on Sunday, authorities said.The fatal stabbing happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of Brentwood Avenue in Barclay, police said. The victim, whose name was...
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Police: Two charged in connection to fatal East Baltimore stabbing
Baltimore police have charged two men in a fatal stabbing that occurred in East Baltimore Sunday afternoon. Warrant Apprehension Task Force detectives arrested 37-year-old Randy Case, of the 2800 block of Huntingdon Avenue and Jermain Doggett, 35, of the 200 block of E. Lafayette Avenue, and charged...
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Yvonne M. Theodore, former Hopkins official who worked to diversify student body, dies
Yvonne M. Theodore, a former assistant to the provost at the Johns Hopkins University whose philanthropic interests were Roman Catholic-based charities, died of cardiovascular disease Jan. 22 at her Canton home.She was 78.The daughter of Richard Powell, a farmer and mechanic, and Alice Powell,...
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Troopers help deliver baby along Baltimore beltway
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) - Maryland State Police say two troopers helped a woman deliver a baby boy along Baltimore's beltway. Police say a man pulled onto the shoulder near a construction site in the Rosedale area late Thursday and alerted troopers there that his wife was having intense labor pains. ...
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Sanders says he could 'stop Mr. Trump from doing bad things'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., on Wednesday urged his supporters dejected by four years of President Donald Trump to mobilize against bigotry and hold him accountable for campaign promises to take on Wall Street and to protect entitlement programs. "When we stand together by the millions, we can stop...
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Vision of rebirth flows from old Clifton Park Valve House
I stepped inside the long-abandoned Clifton Park Valve House and cursed myself for waiting so long to visit one of Baltimore's familiar, yet off-limits treasures.The light shot though its broken tile roof and a steady breeze whistled though its substantial granite walls. The experience was a revelation....
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Hopkins symposium with Bernie Sanders sells out
Several hundred people have reserved seats for a free Johns Hopkins University symposium Thursday evening with Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.The symposium and overflow rooms have reached capacity and organizers are no longer accepting reservations, a Hopkins spokeswoman...
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Harry Goldman Jr., Baltimore attorney for six decades
Harry Goldman Jr., an attorney who practiced law for 60 years, died of pneumonia Oct. 4 at Northwest Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 92. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Dr. Harry Goldman Sr. and Bessie Cohen. He was a 1942 graduate of the Park School. During World War II, he served in...
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Jacqueline L. 'Jackie' Gamper, longtime volunteer, dies
Jacqueline L. "Jackie" Gamper, who volunteered with outreach programs at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer and served on the Women's Board of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 29 of congestive heart failure at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson. She was 98. "She was a lovely...
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At GWU, Sanders says, ‘We can stop Mr. Trump . . . from doing bad things’
Sanders says he’ll support ideas from Trump “that make sense for working people.’’
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Retail, housing come together as complex near JHU adds finishing touches
This fall some exciting things are in store for the Charles Village area. Johns Hopkins University students, faculty and the adjoining neighborhoods have been watching a new project take shape on the corner of 33rd and St. Paul streets that should add some pizazz to this part of Baltimore. The...
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